Noor Bukhari, Wali Hamid Ali Khan to begin divorce proceedings
LAHORE : Lollywood actor and model Noor Bukhari will soon be parting ways from her husband, singer Wali Hamid Ali Khan, as the estranged couple is expected to appear in court in Lahore on Wednesday. Noor and Wali had been granted a ‘relaxation period’ by their respective lawyers until September 20 in case they decided to reconsider their decision to divorce but unfortunately, things have only gone sour since then.
“It was my final decision to leave Wali when I filed for a divorce with court,” Noor told The Express Tribune. “I request the public and our media to stop obsessing over this topic now and passing judgments.”
Noor – who has previously been married to Dubai-based businessman Farooq Mangal in 2008 and Aun Chaudhary in 2012 – filed for divorce from Wali earlier this year, citing physical abuse as the reason. They tied the knot just three years ago, after falling in love on the sets of Wali’s debut film Ishq Positive.
According to sources, Wali – who is the son of Ustad Hamid Ali Khan and hails from a family of revered musicians – had to fight for the marriage as his family did not approve of Noor. Apparently, he has been willing to try and work through their issues even after the latter filed for divorce but to no avail. Noor has been adamant about her decision and gone as far as to accuse Wali of torture.
Naturally, the news of their separation caused a media frenzy. Rumour has it that the real reason behind the divorce is that Noor only married Wali for financial gains and used to pressure him into fund her own projects. Eventually, when he decided to cut the funding, she opted for divorce.